Holiday shopping has finally arrived! Even though it is stressful finding the perfect gift for our family and friends, it is reassuring to know that that we have one option that is walking distance from us: the UCLA store! Here are some good deals the store is offering.
Electronics and computers:
The MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 is on sale for $1,049, which is the lowest price anywhere. The HP LaserJet P1102W printer is on sale for $99. Also, you can purchase the iPad for $499, and if you choose to do so, you might as well buy a new device called the iMainGo XP. This device is a portable speaker case for the iPad. The exterior is really durable while the interior lining is quite soft. In addition, it’s comprised of four high-output stereo speakers with a proprietary digital amplifier that will surely enhance the listening experience of any iPad owner.
There is so much color around the technology section of the store, such as the new tiny iPod Nanos. Of course, to complement the electronics, the accessories lie nearby for your convenience. Look specifically for the colorful earphones by Riot or Sony that are on sale for $14.99 or $19.99. A black laptop sleeve with the UCLA logo for a 13-inch laptop is $29.95. There are really cute Hello Kitty USB Speakers that are only $24.95.
Something I would really appreciate as a gift is the tote bag with the UCLA BRUINS logo hugely imprinted on the front. I think it is trendy while being understated. It is roomy enough to fit all your books in without you fearing that it will rip. Best part of all is that it is only $12. Another option is a classy black leather rectangular tote with a simple tiny UCLA logo at the right bottom corner. It is just the right size to carry anywhere and only costs $30.
My favorite knitwear accessories are the polka dot pom beanie ($30) in light blue and gold and the matching polka dot scarf ($32) in light blue and gold. The background is light blue while the polka dots are white and gold varying in sizes creating a bubbly look.
Lastly, there is a new brand for clothing called League Collegiate that reminds me of Hollister and Abercrombie and Fitch brands. Their sweaters and jackets are so cozy and simple, which I love. A light grey jacket for $59 has a simple circle with the UCLA logo embedded in it on the left side.
There is a light grey sweatshirt by Camp David, which is softer than other brands, with a UCLA 1919 BRUINS imprint and a football helmet in the center. It costs a reasonable $39 and is a great gift for any guy out there who watches football. Another option is a sweatshirt with the zipper at the neck by Jansport. I like these because they are “comfort simplified” and show a cool balance between the UCLA logo on the right and the threading of “University of California Los Angeles” on the left.
An adorable pink bib that says “UCLA sweetie” is perfect for a little toddler and only costs $16. A Joe the Bruin Bear golden hat that has ears is so fuzzy and is great for boys and girls ($17). A small, light brown UCLA Musical Bruin stuffed bear is $19, and if you squeeze the left hand, music will play. Lastly, there are tons of T-shirts and sweatshirts for boys and girls too that range from $20-$35.
Other Fun Gifts:
There is a beautiful dark blue UCLA blanket for $19.95. There are Jansport backpacks with the UCLA logo. There is a very cute ceramic snowman ornament for $14 among so much glittery ornaments and frames and a UCLA chocolates gift box for only $12. A UCLA pet bowl is $12, and a UCLA shot glass is $6. There are other pet gifts such as a pet bandana. A baby blue santa hat is $22. A UCLA BRUINS license plate frame is $13.95 while the fancier license plates are around $26.
If you like to read or know someone who does, the book Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson is $35 dollars plus an additional 20-percent off. Other fun books might be on sale as well such a 101 Ways to Cook Eggs. There are plenty of stationary and journals too. My favorite section is the Hello Kitty stand. There are way too many Hello Kitty items such as pens, pencils, lunch boxes and notepads.
For more information, visit uclastore.com.
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